Founded in 1792 McBride Church, east of South Mills in the Pearceville community of Camden County, is the “mother church” of Methodism in northeastern North Carolina. The Moseley map of 1733 shows a chapel on the site (Forke Chappel).
William Reed (ca. 1670-1728) began serving as a Proprietor’s deputy and member of the Council in 1712, and from October 7, 1722 until his death was President of the Council. As president, he served in the capacity of acting governor
Lemuel Sawyer, United States Congressmen and author, was born in 1777 in Camden County, the youngest of Lemuel and Mary Taylor’s nine children. Born into a well-connected and wealthy family, young Lemuel received an education at Flatbush Academy on Long
Isaac Gregory, Revolutionary War militia general, was born in 1737 in Pasquotank County, the son of William and Judith Morgan Gregory. Little is known of Gregory’s early life; however, he served as a county sheriff in the 1760s and early
Marker Text: DEMPSEY BURGESS Member of provincial congresses, 1775-1776; lieutenant colonel of militia in Revolution; Congressman, 1795-99. Grave is 7 miles S.E. Dempsey Burgess, Revolutionary War political leader, was born in 1751 in Pasquotank County, the son of John Burgess, a Baptist minister.
DISMAL SWAMP CANAL marker reads: Connects Albemarle Sound with Chesapeake Bay. Begun 1790; in use by War of 1812. Authorized in 1790, the Dismal Swamp Canal connects Albemarle Sound in North Carolina with Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.
Union General Ambrose Burnside’s (below) expedition into eastern North Carolina in 1862 scored a series of successes with the capture of Roanoke Island in February, New Bern, and Washington in March, and Fort Macon in April. Among the
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
William Whitehurst, enlisted in Capt. Hughes Troop of 32 Reg’t of NC Troops on May 30, 1861 in South Mills. As part of Company B, he was captured at Spotsylvania VA on May 10,1864 and sent to Point Lookout, MD and then transferred